Legal Lasso: Red Wednesday Edition

by editor

Much of the country woke up today to find out that Donald Trump was elected president, putting Republicans in control of the White House, House of Representatives, the Senate, and soon, the Supreme Court.

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IN LOCAL NEWS:

Beth McCann will be the Denver DA after winning my a landslide.

Michael Bennet retained his U.S. Senate seat in Colorado.

Colorado’s voter registration system went down last night, but a judge said polls shouldn’t stay open late.

Aurora will pay $2.6 million to the family of a man fatally shot by police. It’s the largest settlement of its kind in the city’s history.

Colorado voters approved primaries and aid in dying, rejected ColoradoCare and a raised tobacco tax.

IN NATIONAL NEWS:

Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana, which could signal a larger national change.

The Supreme Court made history with a case that featured more women participants than men.

The Black Lives Matter movement is being sued for inciting a “war on police.”

K&L Gates gave a $10 million gift to Carnegie Mellon University for research in the ethics and policy of artificial intelligence.

What does Trump’s win mean for the law?

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